Magazine article Information Management

Survey: Patients Lack Online Access to Health Records

Magazine article Information Management

Survey: Patients Lack Online Access to Health Records

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According to a recent survey of 502 consumers planning to enroll in a health plan in 2016, 53% of patients say they have no online access to their healthcare data. The survey, conducted by healthcare technology company HealthMine, also found:

* 32% have had difficulty accessing their medical records at all.

* 29% have had difficulty accessing their lab records.

* 29% have had difficulty accessing their insurance information.

* 25% have had difficulty accessing their prescription history.

However, according to Fierce-HealthIT, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT recently reported that online access to medical records is growing for consumers - from 28% in 2013 to 38% in 2014, the ONC reported.

A $10 million infusion of new funding to expand the OpenNotes program to 50 million patients nationwide may help boost those numbers. …

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